Stuck in a rut?
Held up as a centerpiece for corporate amusement?
Want more growth and freedom to build upon hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow?
You are not alone.
Consider Puxatawney Phil. His “groundhog gig” has been entertaining a nation, with fabled weather forecasts, for over a century. Truly a rockstar among animal celebrities, it would seem that Phil would get bored by the paparazzi. Phil’s one and only show is an annual event that brings the sleepy hollow of Puxatawney, Pennsylvania into frenzied activity in the hours leading up to his one-act at dawn.
His handlers know the routine: the early morning ordeal must be ushered in with a Starbucks red-eye – hold the sugar and cream – a plate of non-GMO field greens, and a shot of freshly pressed organic baby kale juice. They like to call it the magical elixir. One that has kept him glowing and ageless. Because everyone knows that there has only been one Phil. And, anyone who has to get up in below freezing conditions to hole-up in a tree trunk pre-daybreak may very well demand the same treatment. When he is not amusing the masses, Phil lives a quiet leisurely life. He and the misses reside in roomy glass walled apartment adjoined to the Puxatawney Public Library overlooking a park. Such an idyllic life sings like a poem, but after years and years may lose its charm.
What if Phil wanted to cross the line? Get moving on his career path. Transition from groundhog to gopher? His consistency of work history is impressive. He started prognosticating the onset of Spring in 1887. So, 129 years of being the ruler of rural weather forecasts. All added up, with his 364 days of paid vacation time each year, Phil has worked a little over 4 months in human terms. With all that down time, he might want to venture into new horizons. He has many transferable skills that could land him in a good job. A great job. Consider his options in Hollywood. Phil knows how to wow a crowd. He has decision making skills. He can make a statement – trends are his forte – without uttering a word. Phil could readily audition for future remakes of “Caddyshack”.
Still, he’s got it pretty good in Puxatawney.
Time will tell.
And, as always, time is on Phil’s side.